With the recent drop Chance Buff for the Seeding Step Emphera, I was hoping to get also a Buff to the Blazing Step Emphera, or a Rotation Change for ESO, as this really is a grindy one.
Let me Explain:
The Seeding Step Emphera (5 % Drop Chance) can be acquired within 45 (90 %) or 90 (99 %) runs. The most efficient way to farm this (or Essence) is Excavation. 1 Excavator takes 180 sec, for a Drop it takes 2 (=360 sec), which is about 6 mins for a reward. At 20 minutes in you'll get the first C Rotation Reward (with the Emphera as possible Drop), after that you'll just get more C Rotations. Being in a Mission with an average Time of about 1.5 hours, it correlates to ~ 10 C Rewards.
The Math: 1.5 h for 10 C Rewards ~ 6.75 h for 45 C Rewards ~ 13,5 h (= 0.5625 days) for 90 C Rewards.
The Blazing Step Emphera (1.01 % Drop Chance) can be acquired within 227 (90 %) or 454 (99 %) runs. There is currently no efficient way to farm it, because the ESO "Waves" are time based. Every zone lasts for 2 minutes and 30 seconds. It takes 8 "Zones/Waves" (= 20 min) to get a C Rotation Reward (with the Emphera as possible Drop), after that you'll have to redo the Mission, because it starts with an A Rotation again.
The Math: 20 Minutes for 1 C Reward ~ 4540 Minutes for 227 C Rewards (= 75.66 h) ~ 9080 Minutes for 454 C Rewards (= 151.33 h or 6.305 days).
For the Comparison: The Seeding Step has a ~ 11,34 higher Chance to be dropped in the same amount of time.
Buff the Drop Chance to match the Seeding Step Emphera (but then Blazing would have a ~11 Drop Chance), or Chance the ESO Rotation to Match Arbitration (ABCCCCCC).